Weekend Box Office
No movie has proven mighty enough to kill the dinosaurs, as Jurassic World took the #1 spot for the third weekend in a row. The film brought in $54.53 million this weekend, for a total domestic accumulation of $500.3 million, making it the #1 film of the year domestically, and the #5 top-grossing film of all time.
Coming in pretty close at #2 is Inside Out, with $52.3 million. Strong word of mouth and strong critical praise certainly helped in pushing this film to a total domestic gross of $185.14 million.
Seth McFarlane’s comedy, Ted 2, opened to $33.5 million this weekend, which is pretty underwhelming considering the early tracking for the sequel, and especially in comparison to Ted‘s opening weekend of $54.42 million back in 2012. Between this and last year’s A Million Ways to Die in the West, we may not see a lot more movies from MacFarlane in the future.
Rounding out the top five, we have Max at #4, with $12.1 million, and Spy at #5, with $7.9 million.
Minions opened up in multiple territories this weekend, to $36 million. It opened in first place in most of these markets, and it’s doing significantly better than Despicable Me 2 did in its initial foreign release. We’ll have to wait and see how the rest of the world reacts to it, but as of now, it’d be safe to assume it will outgross it’s predecessor, as the film is currently at $51.7 million worldwide.
Terminator Genisys also opened in first place in multiple territories ahead of its US release date, grossing $8.3 million in total. Arnold is definitely back.
Jurassic World HAS NOW JOINED THE BILLION DOLLAR CLUB! With $1.215 billion worldwide, not only is Jurassic World the 9th highest grossing movie of all time (under Iron Man 3 by just a little bit), but it is also the fastest film to reach $1 billion. If it continues on its current trajectory, I don’t see why it wouldn’t have a shot at overtaking The Avengers to become the third highest grossing movie of all time.
Jurassic World may be king of the box office, but I’m king of the predictions. I (finally) got all five of my predictions right (which is a big moment for me.) Here are my predictions for next week, and I encourage you all to join in so that you can share in my satisfaction:
1.) Terminator Genisys
2.) Magic Mike XXL
3.) Inside Out
4.) Jurassic World
5.) Ted 2
Featured Image: Max, Warner Bros.